block plane


Definition of block plane

: a small plane made with the blade set at a lower pitch than other planes and used chiefly on end grains of wood

Examples of block plane in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web They are trimmed flush to the panel surfaces with a block plane after the glue has set [1]. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 13 Feb. 2021 Otherwise, do the rounding over with a block plane and sander. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 13 Feb. 2021 Gently knock off any sharp corners with a block plane or a sanding block and 120-grit paper. Neal Barrett, Popular Mechanics, 14 Nov. 2020 Next, use a block plane and lightly skim the cleat tops to produce a level surface. Thomas Klenck, Popular Mechanics, 20 June 2020 Complete each tenon by working down to the scribe lines using a shoulder plane, block plane, and a chisel. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, 25 Feb. 2020 Next, carefully examine the face (the 3-inch width) of each piece and use a block plane to remove any small bumps where two pieces of veneer overlap. Richard Romanski, Popular Mechanics, 18 Jan. 2020 Stanley Block Plane New woodworkers and pros appreciate this indispensable hand tool, Stanley’s low-angle block plane. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 15 Oct. 2019 With the stringers in place, check that each step is level, and use a block plane to shave down high spots. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 1 Dec. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of block plane

1837, in the meaning defined above

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“Block plane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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